Composting

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Program
Abstract: 

Composting presentation will include instruction and discussion on yard waste & worm composting. We will discuss: identification of proper organics, bin types, composting process and benefits of compost. Worm composting discussion can also include hands on bin activity with real worms! This is a great opportunity to do an experiment- organic vs. manmade decomposition.
Contact Sandy Gunderson, Becker County Environmental Services, 218-846-7200 ,
slgunde@co.becker.mn.us

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Waste
Function
Trophic Level
Cause and Effect

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES PreK-2
A-3 When the parts of social systems and natural systems are put together, they can do things they couldn't do by themselves
FOR GRADES 3-5
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
3.I.A.1- The student will explore the use of science as a tool that can help investigate and answer questions about the environment.

3.I.B.2- The student will participate in a scientific investigation using appropriate tools.

4.I.A.1- The student will explore the uses and effects of science inour interaction with the natural world.

4.I.A.3- The student will recognize the impact of scientific and technological activities on the natural world.

4.I.B.2- The student will collect, organize, analyze, and present data from a controlled experiment.

4.III.A.1- The student will identify and investigate environmental issues and potential solutions.

5.1.A.1- The student will know that current scientific knowledge and understanding guide scientific investigation.

5.I.B.1- The student will performa controlled experiment using a specific step-by-step procedure and present conclusions supported by the evidence.

5.IV.F.2- The student will use food webs to desribe the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem in Minnesota.

5.IV.F.3- The student will recognize that organisms are growing, dying, and decaying, and that their matter is recycled.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Becker County Environmental Services
Topic Areas: 
Compost
Waste Management
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Cost: 
non
Library loan: 
No
Quantity: 
classroom
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Sandy Gunderson
Becker County Environmental Services
218-846-7200
slgunde@co.becker.mn.us